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Holly Hurd

2017 Speaker

HOLLY HURD is the founder of, a web platform and national movement devoted to assisting moms in starting their own businesses. Over the last five years she has profiled over 250 VentureMoms making her uniquely qualified to speak on entrepreneurship for start-ups. Her platform provides news, stories and regular posts featuring mom-created products and services. She also provides help articles and resources for VentureMoms everywhere. Hurd created the VentureMom Marketplace to promote mom-owned businesses by showcasing and selling the products and services of many of the moms she covers.  She and VentureMom have received coverage in numerous publications, radio and television venues, on line and off, locally and nationally.  Hurd has become a sought after speaker for numerous women’s groups, entrepreneurship gatherings and charity events. Her speech entitled Building a Business that Gives Back has earned numerous accolades and praise for sharing charitable avenues for small business. When Hurd was only 25, she was featured in Futures MagazineUSA Today and in Fortune’s “People to Watch” column for her exceptional work managing her own fund on Wall Street and developing multiple products in that arena. She appeared regularly on CNN business shows. @venturemom